Category Archives: Net Neutrality

A principle proposed for user access networks participating in the Internet that advocates no restrictions by Internet service providers and governments on content, sites, platforms, the kinds of equipment that may be attached, and the modes of communication.

FCC Chairman Gives Verizon-SpectrumCo Deals Approval, With Restrictions

After FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski issued a statement urging the rest of the commissioners to approve Verizon Wireless’ $3.9 billion purchase of nationwide AWS spectrum from the SpectrumCo consortium of cable companies, with significant restrictions and limitations on the potentially … Continue reading

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Verizon Silences T-Mobile: Wireless Industry Consolidation and Cross-Industry Collusion — Verizon Wireless, Comcast and T-Mobile

As cable giant Comcast agrees to settle charges with the FCC for violating the terms of its merger with NBC-Universal, Verizon Wireless gets a tip of the hat from the commission for agreeing to sell portions of spectrum licenses to … Continue reading

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Al Franken Urges FCC and DOJ to Investigate Comcast for Antitrust Violations

Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) has long been a strong supporter of network neutrality, frequently speaking out against proposed ventures that violate this stance. From the get-go, Senator Franken was opposed to the 2010 merger between Comcast and NBC Universal, seeing … Continue reading

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Eddie Lazarus announced his resignation

Chief of staff of the Federal Communications Commission Eddie Lazarus announced his resignation on Tuesday after fighting brutal battles over Internet access rules and the reviews of two massive mergers. The former head of the Los Angeles office for the … Continue reading

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FCC Passes Net Neutrality, Everyone Delighted

If, as some say, a deal can only be called successful when everyone involved leaves the table unsatisfied, then the net neutrality rules approved at a meeting this … Continue reading

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Net Neutrality РJoakim Nygård

Net neutrality is the proposition that internet service providers should provide equal access to all information from any source. Among the big questions has been whether wireless internet access should be treated differently than wired … Continue reading

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FCC: We Won’t Regulate Wireless Net-Neutrality as Hard as Wired …

You read that title correctly. Net neutrality regulation over the wireless spectrum isn’t as necessary because Android is open source. How the FCC went. Continue reading

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Open Internet Apps – FCC Challenge at Challenge.gov

The Federal Communications Commission has posted a challenge at Challenge.gov calling software developers, inventors and researchers to create applications that will give monitoring power to the and customer and protect the Open Internet. With this FCC encourages the development and use of open Internet Software tools as well as research on similar open Internet measurement results, methods, techniques and approaches. Continue reading

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FCCs Net Neutrality passed by 3-2 votes

The new rules have been approved by 3-2 vote today (December 21, 2010) preventing large ISPs like Verizon, AT&T and Comcast from acting as a gatekeepers. While favoring the industry, the new rules leave consumers with minimal protections. As expected democratic Commissioners Mignon Clyburn and Michael Copps voted with Chairman Julius Genachowski, while Republican Commissioners Robert McDowell and Meredith Attwell Baker voted against. Continue reading

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The FCC net neutrality proposal

On December 21st 2010, FCC is to vote on new rules on net neutrality. At stake are rules that will award the ISPs to charge additionally for more bandwidth, or mainly increased prices on video and P2P traffic.

The FCC’s net neutrality vote will seek middle ground that will prevent content blocking but recognize the need for better managed traffic. Continue reading

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